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A 27-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for 27 yr old f to have diverticular disease? ct shows several diverticular and remarkably thickened bowel. could it also be colon cancer

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Dr. Maria Palafox
Breast Surgery 26 years experience
Could be : Diverticular disease is seen in older patients ie over 60, but I have seen it in younger people. One of the theories on why people get diverticuli, or tiny pouches, in the colon, is the low fiber, high fat diet in the U.S. There may also be an inherited aspect.Thickened wall of the colon and diverticuli aren't associated with cancer, but it's reasonable to get a colonoscopy--talk to your doctor.
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